I'm working up a design for a drop-in shelving system for the closet area. One would remove the door and inside stick that the door hinges screw into, place a mounting panel inside where the stick was, load the shelves onto mounting brackets on that panel, then cut the original stick into pieces that would fit in between the shelves to reattach the hinge mounting screws.
The actual shelves are based on templates provided by Larry (LHC) and are 3/16 inch thick ABS plastic with a built-in fence/lip formed from one piece of plastic, so they are VERY strong and rigid, as are the mounting brackets (90 degree bends.) Larry will have a sample at BBonnet for attendees to play with if they get bored with the TP holder prototype.
Question is, how high should the lip be? Also, one side of the material has a texture, and should that be inside or outside of the shelf?
If this works out, it'll be sold
either as a kit, partially assembled, or fully assembled (hate to think of that shipping cost.) One option will be how much (if any) one would like the shelves to project past the door edge into the hanging area, and also rectangular pre-bent shelves without the taper for those that want to fit them at different elevations in the closet. This version is based on the 5-shelf templates that have been wandering around CasitaLand....
The other parts of the shelves will be supported by white PVC pipe sections in this iteration........ so far it looks like the whole shebang will weigh in at about 6-7 pounds total weight
Side view of shelf with lip bend:
Mounting bracket that would be attached to mounting panel inside where door hinges are, current plan is for owners to fit the shelves to their walls (every Casita
is a little different) and fasten to the brackets with a bit of ABS/PVC pipe glue, or drill holes in brackets and shelves to use cotter pins in the event they might want to remove shelves later.